The Vic Hutfield Story – The life and adventures of a Gosport engineer
Talk / Audio
Royal Naval Association, Members Bar, 66 Fareham Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 0AG
Vic Hutfield was a pioneer in the transport world in the early 20th century, ambitiously building an array of vehicles and planes in his home town of Gosport.
Vic’s greatest achievements must be constructing aircraft. In 1909 he built the RAS monoplane, possibly one of the first aircraft in Britain to fly without an aided take off. This was the same year that Bleriot became the first person to fly over the English Channel.
His great niece Brenda Gilbert compiled the autobiography from extracts from Vic’s diary, called Gosport’s Unknown Engineer, all about the life and works of her relative, who died in 1966 aged 78. This will be shown to you in video form and Brenda will be on hand to answer questions about her great uncle Vic.
Presentation lasts approx 60 mins. Please arrive 15 mins early.
- Saturday 9 September: 1930
No Booking Needed
If you are interested in finding out more about the history of flying in Gosport, you might also like to book on a tour of the Airfield Museum at HMS Sultan on Sat 9th Sept.
https://youtu.be/VroC6u_AKlI 1958 audio of Vic Hutfield
Brenda Gilbert / RNA